Person-organization fit, job satisfaction, and turnover intention: An empirical study in the Chinese public sector

Bangcheng Liu1, Jianxin Liu1, Jin Hu1
1Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Taiwan
Cite this article:  Liu, B., Liu, J., & Hu, J. (2010). Person-organization fit, job satisfaction, and turnover intention: An empirical study in the Chinese public sector. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 38(5), 615-626.

Volume 38 Issue 5 | e2012 | Published: June 2010 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2010.38.5.615

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Based on a survey of 259 full-time employees in the public sector who were also part-time students for the Master of Public Administration program at a prestigious university in eastern China, it was found that person-organization (P-O) fit is a good predictor of job satisfaction and turnover intention in a Chinese context. In contrast to previous findings, the results of competition model analysis indicate that job satisfaction does work as a full mediator between P-O fit and turnover intention. In fact, P-O fit affects turnover intention through job satisfaction as a mediator.

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